Web search can be a remarkable research tool for students – and we’ve heard from educators that they could use some help to teach better search skills in their classroom.
The following Search Education lessons were developed by Google Certified Teachers to help you do just that. The lessons are short, modular and not specific to any discipline so you can mix and match to what best fits the needs of your classroom. Additionally, all lessons come with a companion set of slides (and some with additional resources) to help you guide your in-class discussions.
I also have a previous post on search tips on video here.
Google has set out to rewire the e-mail inbox with a new product called Wave.
Wave is a web-based application that marries multiple forms of communication and collaboration, including chat, mail and wikis, into a unified interface. Everything inside Wave happens in real time: You can even see a comment being made as the person is typing it, character-by-character.
Google has added a new feature to Google Reader: the ability to comment on shared items. The new feature lets you comment on posts that your Google Reader friends have shared using the RSS feed reader, and they will be able to do the same with your content. [full story here]
Video podcast with Patrick Norton and Matt Cutts will help you quickly recap some useful tips for searching Google more efficiently. You may know a lot of these Google tricks already but refreshing skills once in a while should be fine.